Andy Warhol's Interview Magazine Has Folded

Interview Magazine, founded by Andy Warhol, folds after nearly 50 years

“Interview” Magazine, Founded By Andy Warhol, Is Shutting Down After 50 Years

She was synonymous with the magazine during her time there, nearly as much as Warhol, and was a fixture of the NY nightlife, fashion, and art scenes, rubbing elbows and taking photos with celebrities like Lindsay Lohan, Anne Hathaway, and Linda Evangelista. The magazine once even featured a regular column called "Conversations with Capote", written by Truman Capote himself.

Alongside these writings were the works of some of the most celebrated celebrity and fashion photographers of all time, from Robert Mapplethorpe to Herb Ritts, Bruce Weber to Peter Beard, resulting in some of the most influential covers in print. They began sharing the news immediately via Twitter.

Earlier this month, Baron and his wife, stylist Ludivine Poiblanc, sued Interview over more than $600,000 in unpaid invoices, and a source claimed then that many lower-ranking editorial contributors had also gone unpaid.

The editorial direction wasn't the only shift Interview endured.

Former associate publisher Jane Katz, who says she was sacked without cause, also charges the publication owes her $230,000 in unpaid wages, while former Interview President Dan Ragone alleges he is owed $170,000.

The publication, which was launched in 1969, has reportedly filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, which entails the liquidating of assets. Katz also alleges she was unjustly fired.

In February, the magazine was unceremoniously kicked out of its SoHo offices in downtown NY. Templer denies the charges.

After almost 50 years in business, Interview Magazine, founded by Andy Warhol and the British journalist John Wilcock, folded today (21 May), effective immediately for both its print and web versions. The access earned by Warhol and his cohorts provided the general public with an up-close-and-personal conversational interview style, giving the most fascinating figures an opportunity to open up without feeling exploited.

Baron's lawsuit is not the only one Interview is dealing with. That, combined with the aforementioned legal troubles, seems to have signaled that Interview's 15 minutes are up, though those who loved the true Interview might lament that it's already been lost on a new generation. That said, there have been theories on what might've led Interview to fold.

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